Karen Pavicic Qualifies Canadian-bred Totem for Global Dressage Festival’s Lövsta Future Challenge Final

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Karen Pavicic rode Totem to qualify for the final of the Lövsta Future Challenge at Wellington’s Global Dressage Festival. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 28, 2021–Karen Pavicic qualified the Canadian-bred Totem for the final of the Lövsta Future Challenge for developing Grand Prix horses with a victory Sunday in the Intermediate II at the Global Dressage Festival.

Karen and the nine-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Totilas x Donnerhall) were awarded 71.911% by the two-judge panel in the eighth week of the Lövsta series staged during the winter-long Global circuit with the final set for the centerpiece international arena during the wrap-up competition in a week. Charlotte Jorst of Reno, Nevada on Kastel’s Grand Galaxy Win was runner-up on 70.661%.

Karen, based in Vancouver, Canada and who rides for Croatia, has owned Totem since a foal bred by Patricia Close of North Gower, Ontario. She now shares ownership with her husband, Thomas Baur.

A week ago, the duo won both the Intermediate II and Intermediate A in the CDI3* at Global.

The international career for the pair has so far been in Wellington, with success in young horse divisions before moving up to Small Tour last year.

Charlotte Jorst and Atterupgaards Botticelli won the developing Prix St. Georges Future Challenge on 74. 705% with Canada’s Megan Shea on Gyllebo’s Vamos runner-up on 73.161%, both qualifying for the Small Tour final on the same program with the Lövsta final.